BRENTON BROADSTOCK - Composer

Symphonies:
see
Reviews of the symphonies CD and Articles - Journeys Through Light and Dark (CD program notes)

Toward The Shining Light - Symphony #1 (1988) 21'
2(picc, afl) 2(ca) 2(bcl) 2 - 4 3 3 1 - 3 perc - pf(cel) - strings
Commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for the Bicentennial
Composed while Composer In Residence with the MSO
Premiere:
Hamer Hall, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra cond. Hiroyuki Iwaki 1988
Performances:
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra,
Adelaide Symphony,
Sydney Symphony,
Tasmanian Symphony,
West Australian Symphony,
Queensland Symphony,
BBC Ulster Orchestra cond. Paul Kildea
CD Recordings:
MSO cond. Richard Mills ABC Classics CD;
Krasnoyarsk SO cond. Andrew Wheeler Etcetera Records CD

Stars In A Dark Night - Symphony #2 (1989) 24'
2(picc, afl) 2(ca) 2(bcl) 2(cbn) - 4 3 3 1 - timp, 3 perc - hp, pf (cel) - strings [2db with low C]
Commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Awarded two National Critics' Circle 'Sounds Australian Awards' for: 'Best Australian Orchestral Work' 1989 and 'Best Victorian Work' 1989
Stars In A Dark Night also received two awards for performance by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Stars In A Dark Night was selected by the ABC as Australia's entry to the International Rostrum of Composers, Paris 1990
Composed while Composer In Residence with the MSO
Performances:
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra cond. Janos Furst;
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Janos Furst (Finland);
Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra cond. Andrew Wheeler;
Australian Youth Orchestra cond. Nicholas Cleobury, January 1992
CD Recording: Krasnoyarsk SO cond. Andrew Wheeler Etcetera Records CD

Voices From The Fire - Symphony #3 (1991) 23'
3(picc, afl) 3(ca) 3(bcl) 2 - 4 3 2 1 - timp, 3 perc - pf(cel) - strings
Commissioned by the ABC and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the ABC’s 60th Anniversary 1992
Premiere:
Hamer Hall, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra cond. Hiroyuki Iwaki 1991
Performances:
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra cond. Hiroyuki Iwaki; Sydney Town Hall, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra cond. Hiroyuki Iwaki 1991
BBC Symphony Orchestra cond. Nicholas Cleobury;
Australian Youth Orchestra cond. Nicholas Cleobury;
Bavarian Radio Orchestra cond. Patrick Thomas;
Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra cond. Andrew Wheeler
CD Recording: Krasnoyarsk SO cond. Andrew Wheeler Etcetera Records CD

with conductor Nick Cleobury, Bradman Museum, Bowral, January 1992

Born From Good Angel's Tears
- Symphony #4 (1995) 18' (Revised 1999)
2 2 3 2 - 4 2 3 1 - timp, 2 perc - hp, pf (cel) - strings
Commissioned by the University of Melbourne
Performances:
Melbourne University Symphony Orchestra cond. Geoffrey Simon, Melbourne Town Hall, 1995
Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra cond. Andrew Wheeler (revised version) Krasnoyarsk Concert Hall 2000
CD Recordings:
Krasnoyarsk SO cond. Andrew Wheeler Etcetera Records CD;
Tasmanian SO cond. Ola Rudner ABC Classics CD

Dark Side - Symphony #5 (1999) 35'
3 3 3 3 - 4 2 3 1 - timp, 3 perc - strings
Commissioned by the Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra
Premiere: Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra cond. Andrew Wheeler, Krasnoyarsk Concert Hall 2000
CD Recording:
Krasnoyarsk SO cond. Andrew Wheeler Etcetera Records CD


Tyranny of Distance - Symphony #6 (2009) 38'
3 3 3 3 - 4 2 3 1 - timp, 4 perc - soprano, didgeridoo, choir - strings + live visuals
Composed while Composer in Residence with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with the assistance of a University of Melbourne Vice Chancellor's Fellowship
Premiere:
October 17, 2009, Hamer Hall, MSO cond. Warwick Stengards
Merlyn Quaife, sop;
Jida Gulpilil, didgeridoo;
MSO Chorus directed by Jonathan Grieves-Smith;
visuals by Tim Gruchy
Melbourne International Festival of the Arts 2009